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Tarifa anyone?

Discussion in 'Tarifa Firmware' started by cityismine, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. cityismine

    cityismine LI Guru Member

    How good is Tarifa firmware? At first I was hesitant to try it, since I thought it wasn't under development. But then a new version was released last month.

    Has anyone else tried it? Is it as stable and reliable as Tomato?
  2. Outer Marker

    Outer Marker Guest

    Hi there,

    I have used both Tomato and Tarifa for the past 6 months give or take. Tarifa firmware is an excellent product in terms of flexibility and stability. The author is extremely helpful when it comes to support issues and troubleshooting. Ultimately, as with any other firmware, it comes down to personal preference and what you need in terms of functionality.

    Tarifa's graphical interface mimics the stock Linksys firmware but with numerous additional features and input fields. Tomato has a few more bells and whistles, and some great bandwidth monitoring graphs, but for me, Tomato has more functionality than I currently need.

    One of my main reasons for going with Tarifa was the implementation of miniUPnPd which opens up NAT-PMP. NAT-PMP is a more sophisticated and elegant form of UPnP, and if you have any Macs in your environment, then NAT-PMP is sometimes known as the Bonjour service. uTorrent is able to make use of NAT-PMP even in a Windows envirnoment, as are a number of leading software products.

    If you find Tomato a tad too much for your needs, I recommend Tarifa. It's stable, uncluttered, and self-explanatory.

    -- Outer Marker
  3. cityismine

    cityismine LI Guru Member

    I've had it running for 4 days on my router, and so far it's very stable. I find the GUI very easy to navigate, compared to tomato. Although it does have less features compared to tomato.

    I wonder why this firmware has remained so obsure, compared to Tomato & DD-WRT?
  4. Outer Marker

    Outer Marker Guest

    It's true, it has remained somewhat obscure, but I think the recent development efforts have come a long way. Tarifa 033 and 034 builds were only a few months apart, and the author is constantly improving and tweaking.

    Personally, I recommend it to a lot of friends, and they seem to be quite happy as well. Not all of them are computer geeks, so they appreciate the look and feel of the stock Linksys GUI.
  5. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    I completely agree...

    with everything said so far. I used Tarifa for a long time and it was rock solid. I'm running Tomato now for one reason only. I need the router to be able to get the date & time via a LAN port. Standard Linksys firmware, and Tarifa, can only get date & time via the WAN port. As the other poster mentioned, people like the look and feel of the GUI because it is so similar to Linksys, people feel more comfortable with it.

  6. nozmoking

    nozmoking LI Guru Member

    I have to agree...

    I started using Tarifa build b028 about a week after I purchased my WRT54GL and have kept up with new releases now up to b034. I've been very pleased with the stability and the author's response to questions and concerns. There are a couple of additional features of course I'd like to see like client mode, but it's a good trade-off to achieve great stability by staying with the Linksys foundation rather than a complete departure into Never-Never Land or risk turning your router into a paperweight.

    This is good stuff and I highly recommend it.

  7. ymm123

    ymm123 Addicted to LI Member

    indeed Tarifa

    very stable, keep up the good work

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